Accolades about the Glenwood Sunday Market continue to mount. Scroll below and read the most recent glowing account of the market, this time from Chicagoist food critic Anthony Todd. And the Glenwood Sunday Market is now the number one Illinois vote getter in the American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Market contest!
The winners of that contest will receive $3,000. Aside from a small subsidy from theMorse/Glenwood SSA, the Glenwood Sunday Market is funded entirely by private donations. Please visit the American Farmland Trust website and VOTE for theGlenwood Sunday Market in zip code 60626 as your favorite farmers’ market. In addition to the bragging rights the Market would receive, winning the contest would give the Glenwood Sunday Market additional funds to make for an even better farmers’ market next year!
Farmers Market Roundup: A Hidden Gem in Rogers Park
“After last Sunday, we have a new favorite farmers market. The Glenwood Sunday Market, in Rogers Park just steps from the Morse L stop, is a spot we’ve been meaning to check out all season. We’re glad we made the time to take the trek up north. This market has a distinctly “neighborly” feel, with volunteers, educators and local residents everywhere you look. None of the huge growers that attend most of the large city markets were present and a small group of local (read: 10 feet away) businesses participate, opening their doors and offering specials and prizes.
“We’d met many of the vendors before. Our old friend Katherine Anne Confections was there, as wasBennison’s Bakery in Evanston and Mint Creek Farm, both regulars at Green City. Unlike Green City, however, you could get close to their booths without martial arts tactics or major injury. We bought some amazing lemon cream sandwich cookies from Sweet Attila’s, and Zullo’s was frying up Apple Cider donuts to order.
“The market is charmingly small, running alongside the L tracks in one of those small, split streets that make Rogers Park so lovable. The feeling of community involvement is palpable – more people asked us if we needed help in 50 feet than have ever noticed our existence at other markets, but it wasn’t irritating. Volunteers encouraged us to attend free classes on composting, contribute recipes to their in-progress cookbook (you can win a free drink at a local bar for participating) and most of all, to shop and eat. The market also has an amazing fundraising program, called “Market for All.” The market will match Illinois LINK funds up to $10 per market day, to encourage people to use assistance dollars at the market.
“The market is incredibly accessible–the Morse stop is literally steps away. Check it out this upcoming Sunday!”
Don’t take Anthony Todd’s word for it, if you haven’t yet ventured to theGlenwood Sunday Market, check it out this Sunday. The market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the intersection of Morse and Glenwood. Click the logo on the right to sign up for Market Updates.
Also, as you may know, my 49th Ward Green Corps operates a Green Tent at the market each week, providing information on green living, and also providing space for other environmental organizations to share information on their work with our community. On an ongoing basis we will now also be partnering withBinDonated.
Check out their website for all the details. This week you can bring unused surplus toiletries/hygiene products to the green tent to donate. Think about hotel shampoos, extra toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste from your dentist, items you received as gifts but never used, and products you tried but never really liked. Open products in good condition are acceptable. Let go of your surplus so those in need can benefit. Each month, they will collect a different item. In August they’ll collect Back to School supplies. Stop by and learn more.
Finally, this week is Childrens’ Week at the Market featuring a great entertainment and education lineup:
9:00 AM Barbara Silverman
10:00 AM Barbara Silverman
11:00 AM Bill Paige
Music from the Farm: Calling all kids! Did you know that bluegrass, country, and blues music all grew (no pun intended) from musical traditions on the farm? Learn about how they made their instruments from what they had on hand (think broom handles and hollow gourds); listen to some music and play some of your own with this hands-on activity.
So come join us this Sunday at 9am and enjoy some wonderful, farm fresh produce.
I’ll see you there!